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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations and memberships. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With nearly 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

 
 
Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
February 1, 2015
A to Z Tragedy Relief and restoration Inc.
AECOM
Alexander Construction Co
ATI Insulation
Burlington Northern Santa Fe - Fort Worth
Cartasite
CCC  Group Inc
Coyote Creek Mining Company
Drayton Foods, LLC
Dukes Welding & Fabrication, LLC
EasTex Tower Inc
Flex Pipe Systems
Fortis Energy Services, Inc.
Grand Mesa Electric
Hladky Construction Inc.
iGear
Integrated Production Services
J&M Printing, Inc.
Knife River Care Center
Lamoure County
Matrix Service Company
MC&I
MDU Construction Services Group, Inc.
Mechanical Contractors Inc
Missouri Valley Petroleum, Inc.
North American Safety
OXY USA Inc.
R & D Sales, Inc
Respond First Aid Systems
Savanna Well Servicing
Spectacular Construction
Sub-Site Technologies, LLC
Tarpon Energy Services LLC
Williston Public School
 
Renewing Members as of 
February 1, 2015
24/7 Contracting Services LLC
AAA North Dakota
Addison Construction Company
ADM - Enderlin
AMCON Distributing Company
Anderson Steel Erection & Crane
Aspen Environmental Services
Associated Pool Builders, Inc.
Aux Sable Midstream
Badlands Occupational Testing Services LLC
Basin Electric Power Co-op
Basin Electric Power Co-op - Leland Olds
Benchmark Electronics Inc.
Blackwood Industrial
BNI Coal LTD
Brooks Rigging, Inc.
Case New Holland
Cass County Government
Central Door & Hardware, Inc.
Central Power Electric Coop
Chaznline Construction
CHS Inc, Country Operations Division
City of Watford City
Cofell's Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Continental Resources, Inc.
Coteau Properties Company (NA Coal)
Dakota JATC (Dakotas & Western Minnesota Electrical JATC)
Dakota Screen Arts
Direct Med Inc.
Drayton Foods
DuPont Pioneer
EasTex Tower Inc
Edward H. Schwartz Construction
Elbowoods Memorial Health Center
Electro Watchman, Inc.
Enbridge Pipelines LLC
Flickertail Paving & Supply
FNF Construction, Inc
Food Management Investors
Friendship, Inc.
Fullerton Farmers Elevator
Garon Corporation
General Equipment & Supplies
Grand Forks Human Nutrition Res.
H A Thompson & Sons, Inc.
Harlow's
Hedahls, Inc.
Hiland Partners LP
Hjelle Roofing, Inc.
Hogenson Construction of ND, Inc.
Jobbers Moving & Storage
Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc.
Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing
Legacy Reserves LP
Leon's Building Center
Local 49 Training
LTR (Light Tower Rentals)
Martin Construction, Inc.
Matrix Service Company
McCody Concrete Products, Inc.
Miller Insulation
Missouri River Contracting
Naastad Brothers, Inc.
ND Center for Distance Education
ND Rural Water Systems Assoc.
Northern Pipe Products
Northridge Construction, Inc
Oasis Petroleum
Olaf Anderson Construction
Olszewski, Inc.
Otter Tail Power - Coyote Station
Otter Tail Power Company
Paces Lodging Corporation
Pembina County
Petroleum Services
Pinky's Aggregates, Inc.
Pioneer Well Services
Polar Communications
Prairie Knights Casino & Resort
Pride Contracting, Inc.
Professional Contractors, Inc.
Rachel Contracting
Red River Valley & Western RR
Renville County
Resource Transport, LLC
Rock Industries
Rolette Community Care Center
Secure Energy Services USA LLC
Sidney Sugars Inc.
Sioux Manufacturing Corporation
Spirit Lake Water Resource Mgmt
Steele County
Stelter Repair, Inc.
Structural Materials, Inc.
Stutsman County
Sun Well Service
Swanston Equipment Company
Temple Construction Company
Terracon
Tesoro Logistics
Tesoro Refining and Marketing
Tharaldson Ethanol Plant
Timken Motor & Crane Services LLC
Trinity Health WIN
TrueNorth Steel
United Prairie Coop
Wagner Industrial Electric
Waste Management of ND
Weisz & Sons, Inc.
Western Steel & Plumbing, Inc.
Wick Construction  Inc.
Wildfire Hyperheaters, LLC
 

Personal Safety Blog

NDSC Area Voices Blog Posts

February 24, 2015- 5 Tips From a Former Car Seat Tech

December 30, 2014 - 5 Tips for Holiday Party Planning

December 15, 2014 - 5 Tips to Get You to Your Christmas Destination Safely

December 5, 2014 - Toy Safety for Santa (and you)




Flagger Training

State Farm Awards Grant to Help
Reduce Teen Driver Fatalities in N.D.
 
February 23, 2015 –
The most dangerous year of a person’s life is the first year they learn to drive.* To help improve teen driver safety in North Dakota, State Farm has awarded a $15,000 grant to the North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC). The NDSC will use the grant dollars to provide affordable and life-saving driver safety training to teenagers across the state.
 
“State Farm is committed to making the roads safer by encouraging new drivers to be safe behind the wheel,” says State Farm Public Affairs Specialist Kelly Savage. “We appreciate what the NDSC is doing to help make this possible.”
 
Alive at 25 is a 4.5 hour Defensive Driving Course for drivers and passengers ages 14 to 24. The course addresses inexperience, distractions, peer pressure and how to reduce the risk of being involved in a fatal car crash. With support from the State Farm grant, the NDSC taught Alive at 25 to approximately 70 high school students Feb. 17th at Dakota Prairie School in Petersburg, N.D. This was the first of several classes to be taught thanks to State Farm grant dollars.
 
“With this grant, we will be able to provide affordable training to hundreds of teens across North Dakota. Our goal is to reach these students before a ticket, before a crash, and before a family and community has to suffer the loss of a child,” says Terry Weaver, NDSC Traffic Safety Coordinator.
 
The NDSC hosts public Alive at 25 courses across the state on a regular basis. Students who complete the course are eligible for an insurance discount and point reduction in North Dakota. To learn more about Alive at 25 and to see a statewide course schedule, go to www.ndsc.org/aliveat25. For questions, call Terry Weaver at (701) 223-6372 or (800) 932-8890.
 
*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


NDSC Hires Full-Time Training Coordinator

February 18, 2015 –
To assist with the growing demand for safety training, the North Dakota Safety Council has hired a full-time Training Coordinator. Karen Selensky joins the NDSC with 20 years' experience in event and meeting planning. She is a graduate of the University of Mary, an alumni of the Bis-Man Chamber Leadership Program and is a certified program planner. Most recently, Selensky managed the open enrollment and community classes, as well as conferences at Bismarck State College.

As the NDSC's Training Coordinator, Selensky is responsible for coordinating the NDSC’s statewide occupational training courses. She also assists with planning the NDSC's Annual Conference, manages the Energy Coalition for Contractor Safety (ECCS) system and works directly with the training director and staff. Selensky can be reached at (701) 751-6109 or KarenS@ndsc.org.

Peter Pomonis, formerly the NDSC’s Home & Community/Training Coordinator, is now the NDSC's full-time Home & Community Program Coordinator. His duties include coordinating the North Dakota Operation Lifesaver program, as well as managing several other special projects at the NDSC. Pomonis can be reached at (701) 751-6118 or
PeterP@ndsc.org.


ND's Largest Safety Conference Attracted 1,400+ to Bismarck
 
February 10, 2015 - More than 1,400 exhibitors, attendees, and speakers gathered at the NDSC’s 42nd Annual Safety & Health Conference, making it the NDSC’s largest event ever! Workers from all industries gathered in Bismarck to learn about regulation updates, leadership techniques, and the latest in safety advancements. And learn they did! They logged nearly 5,000 course registrations over the four day event, giving them knowledge and tools to make an impact in their workplaces and communities.
 
We were overwhelmed by the passion and dedication to safety displayed by the attendees at this year’s event. We’re excited to have so many people working together to make North Dakota the safest state in the nation. We hope to see everyone again next year at the 43rd Annual Safety & Health Conference, February 1-4, 2016 in Bismarck.
 
Session Handouts and Conference Certificates
Be sure to visit our sessions page to download course handouts. Check back often, as we will continue to upload materials as speakers send them to us. And watch your inbox for your conference Certificate of Attendance being emailed to attendees later this month.
 

 
2014 NDSC Conference Certificates Still Available

Certificates of Attendance are still available for the NDSC's 2014 Safety & Health Conference. The 2015 Conference Certificates will be available in late March. To acquire a copy of your 2014 certificate, please contact Serena Schmit at SerenaS@ndsc.org.
 


News You Can Use

 

Sleeping on back may prevent sudden death among people with epilepsy
February 13, 2015 - People with epilepsy who sleep on their stomach are at higher risk of unexpected death, similar to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a new study from the University of Chicago.

Stay safe after it snows: Tips for injury-free shoveling
February 13, 2015 - Parts of the country have experienced record-breaking snowfalls in 2015. With snow, comes shoveling – which can lead to a variety of injuries.

NHTSA: Safer vehicles have saved 600K lives
February 13, 2015 - Improvements in vehicle safety technologies saved more than 600,000 lives from 1960 to 2012, according to a study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

New advisory committee to address commercial driver training
February 13, 2015 - A newly formed 26-member advisory committee will help to update classroom and behind-the-wheel training requirements for professional truck and bus drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Feb. 10.

Disease management programs can lower costs of some conditions: study
February 13, 2015 - Disease management programs can help lower employer costs and reduce hospital stays for workers who have certain health conditions, including asthma, musculoskeletal disorders and congestive heart failure, a recent study from the University of Minnesota indicates.

OSHA issues health bulletin on grain-industry fumigants
February 13, 2015 - Fumigants used in the grain industry contain chemicals that can contribute to cancer, heart disease and other permanent health disorders among workers, OSHA cautioned in a Safety and Health Information Bulletin released in January.

MSHA updates definitions of gravity, negligence in civil penalty proposal
February 13, 2015 - The Mine Safety and Health Administration has clarified certain provisions of a proposed rule that would amend how civil penalties are assessed.

 

Trust plays important role in return-to-work, research group says
February 10, 2015 - Trust is an important predictor of whether an injured employee will return to work, according to new studies from the Workers Compensation Research Institute.

MSHA vows to increase safety efforts at metal/non-metal mines
February 10, 2015 -
 The Mine Safety and Health Administration is ramping up efforts to improve safety at metal and non-metal mines after an "unacceptable" increase in deaths, MSHA chief Joseph A. Main wrote in a
Jan. 30 letter to mining stakeholders.


Click here for these stories and more on the News Page.

 


 
The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.